Villar cuts Spain’s lead over 10-man Chile to 2-1 after 60 minutes in Group H at World CupBy AP
Friday, June 25, 2010
Spain leads 10-man Chile 2-1 after 60 minutes
PRETORIA, South Africa — A goal by Rodrigo Villar has cut Spain’s lead to 2-1 over 10-man Chile after 60 minutes of their final Group H match at the World Cup.
Villar’s shot from near the top of the penalty area in the 47th minute deflected off the knee of defender Gerard Pique and over helpless Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas.
David Villa and Andres Iniesta had given Spain a 2-0 lead at halftime.
In the 24th minute, Villa put a shot from nearly 40 yards into the wide-open Chile goal, while Iniesta’s score came in the 37th after a pass from Villa, just before Chile’s Marco Estrada was sent off with a second yellow cards for clipping Torres.
Chile needs only a draw to win the group, while Spain needs a victory to guarantee advancement to the round of 16.
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